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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 14/07/2014
Posted by on Jul 14th, 2014

Germany wins the 2014 Fifa World Cup after defeating Argentina 1-0 [Supersport]

I support assisted dying, says Tutu. Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has come out strongly in support of assisted dying for the terminally ill [iol]

Costly ride for ‘R699 Drive A New Car’ scam motorists. An estimated 17 000 motorists living mainly in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, were caught up in what has been described as the biggest scam the SA motoring industry has seen to date [BD Live]

Israel and Hamas continue attacks as Mid-East crisis intensifies. By Monday morning, the death toll from nearly a week of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza had reached 172 — all of them Palestinians — with more than 1,250 wounded [CNN]

Pope Francis has been quoted as saying reliable data indicates about 2 per cent of the Catholic Church clergy are paedophiles. That’s about 8000 paedophiles in the church.  [ABC News]

South Africa’s Woolworths snares David Jones, Australia’s oldest department store. Shareholders on Monday overwhelmingly backed a $2.2 billion takeover which gives South African retailer Woolworths Holdings control of David Jones [News.Au]

Cash ‘n Carry king has assets frozen and gets hit with R1.2bn tax bill. SARS has swooped on Edrees Hathurani, the controversial cash-and-carry tycoon at the centre of a bribery scandal involving the regulator, the Financial Services Board [TimesLIVE]

More scandal at the SABC as claims emerge that the chairperson of the SABC lied to Parliament about her qualifications. Reports that SABC boss Zandile Tshabalala lied about having a Bachelor of Commerce degree on her CV after UNISA says it has no record of her graduating there with the degree [City Press]

Numsa rejects 10% wage offer, strike ‘to intensify‘ [Mail&Gaurdian]

Oscar Pistorius sends out his first Tweet since he killed Reeva Steenkamp [iAfrica]

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of punk band the Ramones has died [Daily Mail]

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